The Contours of Christian Marriage
In Part 1, Fr. Josiah discusses what makes a marriage Christian. This lecture is offered by both Crown Them With Glory and Patristic Nectar Publications.
In Part 2, Fr. Josiah discusses the secular decimation of marriage today, and the way in which Orthodox Christians can face those challenges. This lecture is offered by both Crown Them With Glory and Patristic Nectar Publications.
Orthodox Marriage Retreat
In this production by Crown Them With Glory, Fr. Demetri offers a three part series as a Marriage Retreat that took at St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church in Philadelphia, PA in the Fall of 2015. He was the special guest of the Philadelphia Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood, who sponsored the event.
Christian Leadership in the Home
Fr. John shares about godly parenting from Ephesians 5:22-33.
The Good Wife as the Help-Mate
This is lecture one from the series, The Good Wife: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal, by Fr. Josiah Trenham. The rest of the lectures can be purchased from Patristic Nectar.
The Good Husband as the Leader
This is lecture one from the series, The Good Husband: Five Lectures on the Christian Ideal, by Fr. Josiah Trenham. The rest of the lectures can be purchased from Patristic Nectar.
Fr. John explores the Seventh Commandment.
Infidelity: Rebuilding a Marriage Relationship in the Aftermath of an Affair
Fr. Timothy explores the temptations that lead us toward divorce, in addition to the great humility and struggle needed to attempt the repair of such a great fracturing of marriage caused by the act of adultery. This lecture was sponsored by the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the 2015 Oneness in Marriage Conference, which was hosted by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California, focused on growing and protecting the blessed communion of marriage. Attendees included clergy, seminarians, pastoral care workers, lay assistants, professional counselors, ministry leaders, and lay people.
A Speech and Reflection for the National March for Marriage 2016
Fr. John Oliver was invited by Crown Them With Glory to represent the Orthodox Christian Church at the 2016 March for Marriage in D.C., on June 25th. Below, he shares his speech from that day and reflects upon his experience with the counter demonstration. This audio comes courtesy of Ancient Faith Ministries.
On Gender and Identity
“Congratulations, You’ve Given Birth to a Baby Girl—Maybe”
Fr. Lawrence argues that we must show love for all people, no matter how they identify as persons, but, as we articulate and transmit our Christian culture to our young and to our catechumens, we must also take care to communicate our traditional understanding of gender. This podcast is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.
Male and Female Created He Them
This podcast is part one of three where Fr. Stephen explores the topic of Orthodoxy and our sexual/gendered existence. This podcast is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.
In part two of this three part talk on male and female, Fr. Stephen looks at the "hidden" character of this aspect of our lives.
Fr. Stephen completes his short series on the true meaning of male and female in Orthodox teaching.
Challenges for Young People in Finding Their Path in Life
On Discerning our Path in Life: Marriage or Consecrated Celibacy?
In this original interview from Crown Them With Glory, Dn. Vasily interviews His Grace, Bp. Basil of Wichita, at this year's Antiochian Archdiocesan Convention to talk about marriage and how we discern God's call on us to marry or pursue the celibate life. Bp. Basil is a beloved hierarch here in the US, and a tonsured monk. He is the spiritual father of the Monastic Brotherhood of St. Silouan the Athonite in Witchita KS, and the Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. These two also discuss some current challenges to the Church regarding Her timeless testimony on marriage.
Your Friend is the One Who Tells You the Truth
In this original interview from Crown Them With Glory, Dn. Vasily interviews Fr. Theordore Daud of St. Mary Orthodox Church in MD. Fr. Theodore discusses how we understand our identity that comes from God. He speaks to the numbing effect on the soul of godless media being known and consumed so readily by Christians. The truth of the Gospel is communicated through our authenticity.
Finding a Spouse
Fr. John speaks about finding a spouse and what it means to be unequally yoked.
On the Need for Christian Friendship, and the Problem of "Dating"
Fr. Michael talks about the importance of the establishment of friendships as a way for us to find the qualities we desire in a find in a future spouse. This reflection is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.
On Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction
Same-Sex Attraction and the Valiant Struggle of Those Desiring Healing
In this podcast Steve references an article he wrote for AGAIN Magazine on the Orthodox Church and same sex attraction. In it he shares the results of interviews with Orthodox men and women who shared their backgrounds and experiences as they struggle not to identify themselves by their battle with same sex attraction after becoming Orthodox Christians. This podcast is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.
In Part Two Steve answers email from listeners in a Question/Answer format.
Responding to Same Sex Marriage
As our culture grows more and more accepting of things that trouble us as Orthodox Christians, Fr. John Oliver shares the example of St. Paul to guide our response. This podcast is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.
In part 2 of his series on same-sex marriage, Fr. John reflects our sexuality as a gift from the Divine Logos.
In part 3 of his series on same sex marriage, Fr. John reflects on what a civil right is and how that applies to the question of same-sex "unions."
Same-Sex "Marriage" and Homosexuality
Fr. John Parker address same-sex marriage and homosexuality, in response to the frenzy of discussion on these topics today in the public sphere. This podcast is offered by Ancient Faith Radio.